FBI investigation begins after ‘serious bomb making material’
- NYPD Bomb Squad was investigating in Astoria, Queens on Tuesday night
- They have been reported to have found ‘serious bomb making materials’ on a property where the house caught fire during the day.
- Local media reported that a person was taken into custody after being hidden behind the house
- Nearby buildings were evacuated and fire officials were put on standby
- The owner of the property is said to be an FBI, with a fuse and during the first fire, the powder is pulled from the house
- One person was injured in the fire and was taken to hospital
The NYPD bomb squad was called to Queens on Tuesday night, stating that ‘serious bomb-making material’ was discovered by a property just hours after a house fire broke out at the same location.
According to ABC 7 NY, a suspicious package was found in a two-story building on 19th Street in Astoria just before 8 pm.
Pix11 reported that one person was detained. He was taken shirtless by police after being found hiding behind the house.
It was not certain if he was arrested and what charges he faces.
The NYPD bomb squad was called to Astoria, Queens on Tuesday night, after reports that ‘serious bomb-making material’ was discovered by a property where the fire broke out earlier in the day
The house caught fire on Tuesday afternoon, but was kept out until 2 in the afternoon
Adjoining buildings evacuated
Law enforcement officers investigated outside the house on Tuesday night
Federal agents join NYPD in investigating apparent bomb-making materials
Pix11 said the man was taken to the hospital because he was ’emotionally disturbed’.
On Tuesday, the surrounding buildings were being evacuated and the fire was controlled as the investigation continued.
The NYPD 114th Prefix asked everyone to avoid Astoria Park and the surrounding streets.
On the house fire on Tuesday afternoon, two units and 60 firefighters responded to the scene. The fire was controlled by 2 pm.
Sniffer dogs were at the scene after a possible bomb-making device was found
The owner of the property was called the NYPD and FBI after the crate was discovered
One person was injured in the explosion on the first day and was taken to the hospital
A law enforcement officer at the scene where bomb making materials were found
ABC News reported an injury in an earlier fire. The person was taken to Cornell Medical Center.
The homeowner told Pix 11 that the FDNY had drawn a black crate in the front of the building as they fought back from the blaze.
The owner called the FBI after fuses and powder were found inside.
Sources to the New York Post reported that the cords were used, used for fuses, and possibly the ammonium nitrate crate.
NYPD Deputy Commissioner of Intelligence and Countertrism John Miller said at a press conference on Tuesday night that chemicals found inside the home could be combined to make explosives and books and manuals were also found.
No montage devices found.
Police were awaiting a warrant to search the apartment.